"The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 8, 1963. Attended by some 240,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the Nation's capitol and one of the first to have extensive television coverage. |
"Fifty years later, the issues of jobs, justice and equality for African Americans have not been realized. With the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling gutting Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act and the acquittal of the neighborhood volunteer in the death of an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, we know there is still a lot of work to be done."
Saturday, August 24 (THIS Saturday)
Commemorative March and Rally
Gathering at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 10:00 a.m. for a rally and march.
Speakers and music at South Waterfront Park at 1:00 p.m.